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6 Reasons for Parents to Volunteer in the Classroom

6 Reasons for Parents to Volunteer in the Classroom
By now we all know volunteering in any way will help your child's school - and even your child. There are many good reasons for parents to volunteer in the classroom. It's a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. Take a look at these top reasons to volunteer in your child’s classroom.

Benefits of Volunteering in Schools

  1. Improves communication with the teacher. When you volunteer in the classroom, you get to know your child’s teacher in a different way. Getting to know another side of your child’s teacher gives you the opportunity to talk about other subjects and build a relationship.
  2. Get to know the students in your child’s class. Your child will be spending many years with these students and building relationships with them. This is a perfect way to get to know them, too.
  3. Knowledge of what is happening in the classroom. Being in the classroom will give you a better understanding of how the school operates and what educational programs are used. This will allow you to be better prepared to help with homework at home.
  4. Allows you to see your child as a student and how they interact with classmates. As a parent, you seldom get to see how your child interacts outside of your home environment. This allows you to see how your child builds relationships with other students and how they operate independently from you.
  5. Shows your child how much you value their education. Taking the time to volunteer at the school shows your child how important their school and their education are to you.
  6. Teaches community. Volunteering your time shows the importance of participating in the larger community. It demonstrates the importance of working together for the betterment of their community.
Now that you know the benefits of volunteering, we know you will want to get started today! Be realistic and make sure you don’t over commit yourself. This great guide on volunteering gives you ideas on how to help, regardless if you have 5 minutes or all day. Happy Volunteering!

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